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Use assistive technologies

The Library has adjustable tables, screen reader software and computer screen magnification software installed on computers in each building.

Daley Library

There are adjustable computer tables and computers with assistive technology in the IDEA Commons and the classroom (computer lab).

The following software is on all disability access computers in the IDEA Commons (exceptions noted).

  • FSReader – navigation tools for reading (see Start menu in lower left corner).
  • JAWS 18.0 – screen reader software (on computer desktop).
  • Kurzweil and scanner – Text to speech reader software; contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for log in information (see Start menu in lower left corner).
  • NaturalReader – screen reader software that allows you to listen to text (on computer desktop).
  • ZoomText 11 – text magnification software (on computer desktop).


A trackball-style mouse is available at the circulation desk. Computers on the second floor have these tools available under All Programs … Accessibility:

  • JAWS – screen reader software
  • ZoomText – text magnification software
  • CCTV – print materials magnifier
  • Epson GT 2500 – scanner


Computers in Library Learning Lab include these tools:

  • NaturalReader – screen reader software
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking – speech recognition
  • Kurzweil
  • ZoomText – text magnification software


The Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford has a computer with a large monitor in the Dean’s Lab.

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